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Old 12-29-2023, 09:42 PM   #1
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Center Island

Just go back from a short trip to MD Anderson in Houston, and found that the center island had shifted. Anyone else had that issue? Anyone offer advice on how to get underneath to check the hold down screws?
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Old 12-30-2023, 12:28 AM   #2
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On ours (39DBRS3) after a particularly fun ride I found our center island shifted.
What I found was disturbing.
After removing the garbage bin drawer and the drawer under the dishwasher I found that DRV used only FOUR screws to attach the island to the floor.
They were long screws that looked similar to Kreg pocket screws, about #10 in size.
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Old 12-30-2023, 09:59 PM   #3
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Thank you, Port. We will get into it tomorrow.
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Old 01-08-2024, 05:44 PM   #4
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We have a 2007 Carriage Carri-Lite 5th wheel. I also found that the island was only screwed down to the main floor with a few long-ish wood screws. I had originally thought it might be bolted down to framing, but as with many other things in RV land, they made it the cheapest fastest way possible. I should note that our island has never shifted. The good part of it only being screwed down was that it was fast & easy for me to remove it when my wife decided it was time for new flooring.
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Old 01-10-2024, 09:53 AM   #5
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Nothing wrong with screwing down the Island with proper screws.
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Old 01-10-2024, 10:16 AM   #6
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Nothing wrong with screwing down the Island with proper screws.
With "proper screws" and the appropriate number. And I'll add, there should be backing under the screw location.

The 4 screws keeping my island in place were obviously insufficient in quantity and size-type.
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